As usual, households are buying their grain supplies on local markets
• Aid requirements for livelihood protection and against chronic food insecurity are expected to be below-average and to involve only a minority of poor households in livelihood zones 4, 5, 7, and 8.
• Markets are still well-stocked, with large trader inventories. Cowpeas are becoming increasingly scarce on markets in potential problem areas. Average prices have been stable since last month and are slightly lower than last year.